I use an Android phone but do not have a data contract.

What app options do I have that allow me to navigate without a mobile data connection?

I would like the entire content of the United States to be downloaded, at the minimum. I would like to be able to use this navigation by car.

It must be turn by turn navigation that recalculates.

I would prefer not to pay to much.

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    There are plenty of navigation apps on Android fitting that description (no, Google Maps won't really fit). So what do you want to achive once the map content has been downloaded? Would you be willing to pay for a good one, and if so, how much at maximum? As it currently stands, your question is a bit thin (or too broad). Please see What is required for a question to contain "enough information"? to fill the gaps.
    – Izzy
    Commented Feb 9, 2017 at 22:02
  • @Izzy I removed the iPhone part. Just Android, I would like it to cover the entire United States without downloading additional content. I'm not sure how to make it much narrower or less broad.
    – William
    Commented Feb 9, 2017 at 22:50
  • OK, navigate then. Car? Bike? On foot? Many specific apps available :)
    – Izzy
    Commented Feb 9, 2017 at 22:53
  • @Izzy Car. It must be turn by turn navigation that recalculates.
    – William
    Commented Feb 9, 2017 at 23:07
  • Recalculation without network connection will be hard. But see my answer below: Maybe you can live with having the recalculation made on mobile data, as long as all else is already available offline :)
    – Izzy
    Commented Feb 9, 2017 at 23:13

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There are a bunch of apps which would match your description. Some of them come for free, some require a little fee:


Available in a free version and a paid version (~EUR 3.50) at playstore, and the latter one also for free at F-Droid, this is one of the best known high-quality solutions for Android. Map material can be downloaded per-country for free and then be used offline to navigate. Plenty of plugins, e.g. for parking.

OsmAnd OsmAnd OsmAnd

OsmAnd offers offline navigation (incl. voice guidance), special modes for hiking, public transports, skiing, nautical, … and includes a lot of other sources. Material is based on OpenStreetMap, a community project.

Locus Map

A bit more costly, Locus has a free version and a paid version (currently ~EUR 8.50) at Google Play. I'm using the latter for years and am quite happy with it: Many different map sources (including those from OpenStreetMap), a lot of useful addons, even supports the Pebble so you get navigation on your wrist. Maps cannot only be downloaded by country, you even can define your wanted area free-hand – e.g. a 10km stripe along the road you want to take. Turn-by-turn navigation, tracking, geo-caching and much more is supported here.

Locus Locus

Both are good choices. And there are many more to chose from in my app list.


Google Maps allows you to download an area for offline turn by turn navigation. See here the details https://support.google.com/maps/answer/6291838

Sygic GPS Navigation & Maps is also a good one for Android. As well as TomTom GPS Navigation Traffic

For iPhone, you can also have Sygic GPS Navigation & Maps, and HERE WeGo

  • Which ones download the entire US's content?
    – William
    Commented Feb 9, 2017 at 21:31
  • @LiamWilliam, I am not sure, but I think that all the other ones except Google Maps. (but still Google Maps is probably better than them.) Commented Feb 9, 2017 at 21:33

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